Young Chartered Account of 2017 Announced

Young Chartered Account of 2017 Announced

Young Chartered Account of 2017 Announced

The ‘One Young World’ conference in Bogotá, Colombia, will being happening later this year and one Sinead Fox Hamilton ACA will be representing the Chartered Accountants of Ireland at this year’s event. Sinead won ‘Young Chartered Star’ of 2017 and will be looking forward to taking part in this prestigious conference from the 4th – 7th of October.

Originally from Dungannon, Sinead qualified as a Chartered Accountant back in 2011. At 32, she’s trained with KPMG in Belfast and has been working in the industry for a number of years. She has since been appointed as a recruitment specialist in the financial sector working for McKinty Associates.

To enter for the awards, Sinead had to write an article on her career and the judging panel were impressed with her activity as an advocate for the Chartered Accountant qualification, and her honest portrayal of her path to qualification, and balancing a demanding job with a professional education programme. The panel also noted her involvement in several charities and voluntary work.

About Young Chartered Star

Launched last year, Chartered Accountants Ireland’s ‘Young Chartered Star’ (YCS) recognises exceptional achievement amongst its trainees and members aged 35 years or under. The award gives student and members the opportunity to share their experiences and ideas among the wider Chartered Accountants Ireland membership, with the successful candidate invited to attend the prestigious annual ‘One Young World Summit’. YCS is awarded to someone who will lead, motivate and inspire the next generation.

Members and students under the age of 35 entered by writing an article on LinkedIn to detail their career path to date, the impact of the Chartered Accountant qualification on their life, as well as their future ambitions and advice for anyone considering Chartered Accountancy as a career.

Sinead Fox Hamilton said:
“I am absolutely thrilled and humbled to be the winner of the 2017 Young Chartered Star competition. The quality of all the entries was remarkable – it was unbelievably inspiring to read the career paths and achievements of my fellow young members. I have always been a keen champion for Chartered Accountancy and I feel privileged to have the chance to represent the profession at the One Young World Summit in Colombia in October. I look forward to sharing my experiences from this trip of a lifetime.”

Chair of the YCS judging committee and Council member Barry Doyle added:
“Each year we continue to find members and students with inspiring and fascinating stories of how our profession has helped them and others to grow and to succeed. Above all, the judging panel was excited to see the overwhelming support for the profession and our involvement in the One Young World Summit."